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Palm Sunday: engaging our hearts with Holy Week

How we can prepare ourselves, and cover the world in prayer, during this sacred time leading up to Easter.

Rachael Adams | 08 Apr 2022

In Tanzania, a young boy leads his family donkey | Tom Price-Ecce Opus/Tearfund

The events of Easter and the week leading up to it changed the course of the world forever. Death was defeated and love had the final word. For us today, it is a chance to reflect – to weep, to celebrate, to think of others and to recommit to God. So, this Palm Sunday let us ask ourselves: what are we praying for? What are we hoping to see God do this week?

The events of Holy Week happened more than 2,000 years ago, but God is relentlessly at work in the world today. Prayer positions us to be open to the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives and in the world around us, reviving our hearts in Christ and bringing us in line with God’s will.

‘For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.’
John 3:16

As this week unfolds, let yourself be filled with God’s love for you and then pour it back out into the world.

Pray with us

Holy God,

Thank you that you love the world so much you gave us your only son, so that we will not perish but have eternal life. Throw yourself into our weeks, Lord. When we wake and before we go to sleep, let your name be on our lips. Remove any barriers that stop us from spending time with you. Open our hearts and my minds, and help us to see the difference we can make in the lives of others.

In Jesus’ name, amen.

Tips to engage with Holy Week:

If you subscribe to One Voice in PrayerTearfund’s weekly prayer email – look out for our special Easter edition of the email, which will be sent the morning of Good Friday.

  Rachael Adams


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